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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2015, 09:27:35 PM »
If only Hutchison could do this consistently. He's shown flashes of it throughout his career, but just hasn't been able to keep it going.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2015, 09:44:14 PM »
Osuna locks it down with a dirty changeup K.

Hutch was able to keep pitches down today. Nothing particularly threatening off A's bats today.

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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2015, 10:06:58 PM »
If only Hutchison could do this consistently. He's shown flashes of it throughout his career, but just hasn't been able to keep it going.

He does it pretty consistently at the SkyDome.  :-\

He had a 2.69 ERA at the Dome before todays match.


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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2015, 11:46:01 PM »
Yankees tied at 4 in the 14th with Cleveland. They went up by 2 in the top of the 10th, but Cleveland tied it in the bottom of the inning.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2015, 12:15:59 AM »

And the Indians finally walk it off in the 16th.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2015, 12:20:19 AM »
And the Indians finally walk it off in the 16th.

Yankees used 8 pitchers.  There goes some benefit of an off-day yesterday.

Jays 1 game behind now.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2015, 12:22:54 AM »
Jays 1 game behind now.

Half-game, actually, but who's counting?

Me, I'm counting.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2015, 12:30:38 AM »
Thank you Cleveland! Not only for beating the Yankees, but for decimating their bullpen. New York is going to have to call up a fresh arm or two from Scranton Wilkes-Barre now.

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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2015, 12:32:08 AM »
Jays 1 game behind now.

Half-game, actually, but who's counting?

Me, I'm counting.

I welcome this correction.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2015, 03:19:53 AM »
Jays 1 game behind now.

Half-game, actually, but who's counting?

Me, I'm counting.

July 28, 2015 - Jays 50-51 - 8.0 games back of the Yankees
August 11, 2015 - Jays 62-52 - 0.5 games back of the Yankees

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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2015, 10:06:16 AM »
First time in franchise history the team has had multiple 9+ game winning streaks in the same season.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2015, 10:38:29 AM »
RA Dickey and Mark Buehrle are switching spots in the rotation.

Dickey is going to pitch tonight and Buehrle will go on Thursday.  Dickey has given up 3 earned runs or less in 12 of his last 13 starts.  Over that stretch he has taken his ERA from 5.53 to 3.93.

Buehrle has 12 straight starts with 3 or fewer runs.  I'm not really sure why they made the move unless they are planning on skipping Hutchison on Sunday against the Yankees.

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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2015, 11:07:35 AM »
RA Dickey and Mark Buehrle are switching spots in the rotation.

Dickey is going to pitch tonight and Buehrle will go on Thursday.  Dickey has given up 3 earned runs or less in 12 of his last 13 starts.  Over that stretch he has taken his ERA from 5.53 to 3.93.

Buehrle has 12 straight starts with 3 or fewer runs.  I'm not really sure why they made the move unless they are planning on skipping Hutchison on Sunday against the Yankees.

They said during the game last night it had something to do with giving Buerhle and extra day off while keeping Dickey on his regular throwing schedule. Dickey has had some issues in the past when getting extra rest. With a knuckleballer, that's not super surprising. It's better to have a slightly tired arm so you don't throw it too hard.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2015, 11:25:16 AM »
RA Dickey and Mark Buehrle are switching spots in the rotation.

Dickey is going to pitch tonight and Buehrle will go on Thursday.  Dickey has given up 3 earned runs or less in 12 of his last 13 starts.  Over that stretch he has taken his ERA from 5.53 to 3.93.

Buehrle has 12 straight starts with 3 or fewer runs.  I'm not really sure why they made the move unless they are planning on skipping Hutchison on Sunday against the Yankees.

They said during the game last night it had something to do with giving Buerhle and extra day off while keeping Dickey on his regular throwing schedule. Dickey has had some issues in the past when getting extra rest. With a knuckleballer, that's not super surprising. It's better to have a slightly tired arm so you don't throw it too hard.

Huh...I did not know that.

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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2015, 11:47:02 AM »
They said during the game last night it had something to do with giving Buerhle and extra day off while keeping Dickey on his regular throwing schedule. Dickey has had some issues in the past when getting extra rest. With a knuckleballer, that's not super surprising. It's better to have a slightly tired arm so you don't throw it too hard.

Huh...I did not know that.

Yeah. It's something I've heard a few knuckleball pitchers comment on, and it makes sense when you think about it. Most knuckleballs are thrown fairly softly, to allow for more movement. Build up too much energy in your arm, throw it too hard and it doesn't move as much - or, sometimes, has too much spin to move a lot - and becomes much easier to hit. Dickey's is a little different, since he throws a hard knuckler, but in his case, when he has too much arm strength, he seems to have more difficulty controlling it - largely because it doesn't move the way he expects it to.
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Re: Series 35: Athletics at Blue Jays
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2015, 11:47:02 AM »